Xiaomi Could Be Working On A Wear OS 3 Smartwatch

Xiaomi, a Chinese electronics giant, is reportedly planning to launch a smartwatch running on Google’s Wear OS 3, after years of using its own proprietary system, according to 9to5Google.

The company has a full range of wearables, from budget fitness trackers, such as the Mi Band 7, to high-end smartwatches including the Xiaomi Watch S1. This week, the Xiaomi Watch S1 Pro was released globally, featuring a traditional smartwatch design, a 12 nm chip, a suite of health sensors, and a battery life of up to two weeks per charge.

Xiaomi Watch to Feature Google’s Wear OS

According to an insider source, Xiaomi will be incorporating Google Play Services and the “Wear OS” brand into an upcoming model of their smartwatch. This new Xiaomi Watch should be an exciting development for Wear OS fans, as using it will allow them to access exclusive features made possible by Google apps and services.

The report states that the watch, when released, will be powered by Wear OS 3 and managed by the Mi Fitness (Xiaomi Wear) app, currently used by Xiaomi’s wearables. The new watch should release under the existing “Xiaomi Watch” branding.

However, this could be a problem because Xiaomi Watches are known for their long-lasting battery life, a feature that Wear OS has yet to become known for. As an example, Samsung adopted Wear OS 3 and quickly gained traction with the Galaxy Watch 5.

It looks like we can expect the release of a new Xiaomi Watch sometime in 2023, though the exact timing has yet to be confirmed.


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